Mr Rakesh Sarna is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Hotels Company Ltd. Mr Sarna brings over three decades of experience across various leadership roles with Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He was the Group President – Americas with a portfolio of 146 Full Service hotels, 233 Select Service hotels and 15 Vacation Ownership facilities across North America, the Caribbean and Latin America with around 40,000 employees. In this role, Mr Sarna was responsible for the development and management of all owned, managed and franchised hotels across all Hyatt brands. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer – International from June 2007 until his appointment as Group President – Americas in October 2012. During this time, he was responsible for the development and management of all owned, managed and franchised hotels across all Hyatt brands and for overseeing the Divisional Offices in Hong Kong for Asia-Pacific; in Zurich for Europe, Africa and the Middle East; in Dubai for Southwest Asia; and in Mexico City for Latin America.